Nattokinase has been used in Japan to treat heart and inflammatory diseases for over twenty years. It is a protease (protein digesting) enzyme extracted from the traditional Japanese food, natto. Natto made by the fermentation of boiled soybeans by the bacteria Bacillus natto. Natto has a strong taste and smell and texture that can be an acquired taste.
Nattokinase is similar to plasmin, an enzyme present in the blood that degrades certain plasma proteins, notably fibrin, the protein responsible…
As you gain knowledge and experience using herbs, there are some remedies you’ll only use occasionally because you don’t have much need for them and others that you’ll use a lot because they have very clear indications for problems you encounter frequently. Motherwort is one of the latter remedies that I find I use frequently. I've used it with many people for a variety of health issues, and I've found it a reliable and effective remedy.
Both the common and Latin names for this plant give…
Good circulation is vital to the health of every part of the body. No organ or tissue can heal without it. This is why capsicum or cayenne pepper became such a popular remedy with many Western herbalists. By equalizing circulation throughout the system it helps the body heal from many different problems. Not everyone can tolerate the spicy hot taste of capsicum, even in capsule form, which is why I’m glad there’s another less well-known, but equally great herb for improving circulation, prickly…
Butcher’s broom acts as a diuretic to remove excess fluid from the body.
It contains compounds that lower cholesterol levels, inhibit
thrombosis, reduce inflammation, and tone up the vascular system. Thus,
it can help prevent atherosclerosis and aid people with chronic venous
Guggul has a long history of use in India as an aid for weight loss, as
an anti-inflammatory in arthritis rheumatism, and as a remedy for skin
disorders such as acne. It has also been used for neurological diseases,
hemorrhoids, and water retention.
Linden is a nervine that helps to soothe and sedate nervous irritation
and calm stress. It’s useful for anxiety, nervousness, panic attacks,
and hyperactivity. It calms the mind and helps to relieve stress-related
headaches. It also helps indigestion due to stress and can help relieve
neuralgia and dizziness.
Nitric oxide (NO) is a simple molecule composed of one atom of nitrogen
and one atom of oxygen. It is highly reactive and only lasts a few
seconds in the body after it is created, but it plays a critical role in
overall health because of its ability to enhance blood flow.Enhancing NO levels can help improve circulation, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, enhance exercise and improve overall health.
Bugleweed, or more specifically the Lycopus genus of perennial mints native to North America, Europe, and Asia, is a calming remedy that is valuable for helping with hyperthyroid disorders, tachycardia, palpitations, bleeding and more.